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SCHUBERT, F.: Lied Edition 25 - Romantic Poets, Vol. 2

Composer(s):Schubert, Franz
Artist(s) Eisenlohr, Ulrich, piano • Schafer, Markus, tenor
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Vocal
Catalogue 8.557831
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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The Naxos Deutsche Schubert-Lied-Edition: Schubert set the poetry of over 115 writers to music. He selected poems from classical Greece, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, from eighteenthcentury German authors, early Romantics, Biedermeier poets, and Heine. The Deutsche Schubert- Lied-Edition presents all Schubert’s Lieder, over 700 songs, grouped according to the poets who inspired him. Thanks to Bärenreiter’s Neue Schubert-Ausgabe (New Schubert Edition), Tübingen, which uses primary sources, the performers have been able to benefit from the most recent research of the editorial team. This is the second of four discs of Schubert’s settings of the ‘romantic’ poets.


Review By David Denton,Naxos,November 2007

Volume 25 of the complete Schubert Lieder offers the second disc under a new sub-heading ‘Romantic Poets’, and returns to Schubert the highly impressionable teenager who fell under the influence of Theodor Korner whose poems of freedom and struggle were matched by his early heroic death in opposition to the Napoleonic army of occupation. The resulting character is somewhat different to Schubert’s later songs and in truth were not among his most inspired settings. It was Wilhelm Schlegel who introduced the young composer to the ‘Romantic Poets’ and it is four of his songs that close the disc. Despite the numbering these are again early works that often lack a depth of musical feeling. It is his poem Abendlied fur die Entfernte that is the



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